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87 • Silver Lake 2011 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rattlesnake Hills $15.99.
Garnet color. Aromas of cedar, black pepper, green olive, and currants with a supple, dryish medium body and a menthol tobacco and cedar accented finish. A sturdy table wine. (tasted on Mar-10-2014)
93 • Forchini 2010 Proprietor's Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley $34.
Opaque garnet violet color. Rich aromas and flavors of dried currants, blackberry pie, almond brittle, and tonka bean with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, spicy, nutty, chewy tannin finish. A delicious table wine. (tasted on Feb-24-2014)
91 • Herzog 2011 Special Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley $40. Kosher
Dark ruby color. Aromas of olives, dried cherries, chocolate graham crackers, and white clay with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy cassis, cocoa, slate, and delicate spice finish. A toothsome and well-balanced old school styled Napa cabernet for all occasions. (tasted on Feb-24-2014)
87 • Weinstock 2011 Cellar Select, Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast $20. Kosher
Ruby color. Aromas of beets, baked berries and olives with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, cedar and spice finish. A solid table wine; pair with lamb. (tasted on Feb-24-2014)
86 • Baron Herzog 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles $13. Best Buy. Kosher|Find-a-Wine|
Garnet color Jammy aromas of cherries, blackberries, and tobacco with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a gentle chocolate caramel corn, cedar, and spiced apple accented finish with fine tannins. A nice everyday wine. (tasted on Feb-24-2014)